SYLLABUS SPEECH FOUR Professor: Dr. Mark Crossman Office: MU 132 (the one by the music patio) Office Hours: M-TH: 5:30-6:00. To guarantee availability, make an appointment during class hours. Office Phone: 660-3728 Email: [email protected] Required Text: Crossman (2006) Burden of Proof: An Introduction to Argument and Guide to Parliamentary Debate. Thomson. Third Edition With Info Trac Bundle OBJECTIVES This course attempts to develop your understanding of public argument and to increase your ability to effectively deliver and respond to arguments. Parliamentary debate will be the model utilized to explore a variety of argumentation theories. There is a research component to this course. You will be required to utilize research, critical thinking, and general speaking skills. You will be required to work with partners on the debates. RECOMMENDED SKILLS PREREQUISITE This course is substantially more challenging than Speech One. You must be able to quickly write down the arguments of the opposing team and respond to those arguments with very little preparation time. Success in this class assumes, therefore, that you can be easily understood and that you can easily understand the spoken and written English language. If you are having problems with articulation or reading comprehension, I strongly recommend taking Speech Seven (voice and articulation) and/or English 1A before attempting this course. RULES AND GRADING STANDARDS A. Assignments Lincoln Douglas Debate (5) and Briefs (5): 10 Quiz 1: 10 points Fact/Value Debate: 15 points Quiz 2: 10 points Policy Debate: 15 points Quiz 3: 10 points Metaphor Debate 5 points Argumentation Journal: 10 Points Final: 15 points B. Attendance: You get one free class period. Each subsequent absence will result in a five point deduction from your grade. If you are going to be absent for an extended period of time, this is not the semester to take this course. If you are going to drop the class, be sure to do it yourself. If you just stop showing up, you will receive an F in the course-you must initiate the drop. C. Misc.: 1). Tardiness is annoying-if you are going to be excessively late, this isn't the place to be. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will not get credit for attending that day 2). If for some reason you must carry a cell phone, be sure that you keep it off in class. Never text message in my class. 3). There will be times in this course that you will disagree with the opinions being expressed. It is important that your response to that opinion be voiced in a professional, appropriate manner. I encourage the open exchange of ideas. Learning to understand what is and what isn't appropriate to say in an academic environment is part of this class. 4). Be prepared to speak on the day assigned to you-I typically don’t do make ups. If you miss an assigned debate day, and it is possible for me to work you back into the schedule, it will cost you five points to do the make up. 5). These elements may influence the subjective portion of your grade. 6). Special needs: individuals requiring accommodation under the A.D.A. must seek accommodations prior to the precipitating event. Schedule Speech Four Date Activity/Lecture Readings 6-19 Introduction to Argumentation Discuss the course and argumentation Discuss Toulmin Model Assign Lincoln Douglas debates Ch. 1 Ch. 2 6-21 Discuss Fallacies Discuss Fact Value Debates/Assign Topics/Research Ch 3 Ch 4,5 6-26 Quiz 1-3 Lincoln Douglas Debates 6-28 Lincoln Douglas Debates Discuss Fact Value Debates/Refutation/Delivery 7-3 Fact Value Debates 7-5 Fact Value Debates 7-10 7-12 Midterm Discuss Policy Debates/Assign Topics Discuss Debating Policies 7-17 Policy Debates 7-19 Policy Debates Discuss Metaphor Debate Assignment/Metaphor Debates 7-24 Metaphor Debates 7-26 Metaphor Debates Final Ch.6, 8, 9 Ch.7 Ch.7 Overview of Assignments Lincoln Douglas Debate and Brief: The purpose of the brief is to prepare you to present three researched arguments both in favor of and rejecting the proposition which I have given you. You will find at least three quotations from three different authors (magazines, books, newspapers, web sites, etc.-no interviews or personal opinion) that support the proposition and you will find at least three quotations from three different authors opposing the proposition. Be sure to include the source, the source's qualification and the date of publication for each source. The assignment must be typed-proofread for errors. Follow the format used in the example you were given in class. The brief portion of the assignment is worth five points. You will turn your briesf in the day of the Lincoln Douglas Debates. On the day of the debates, I will tell you which side you are debating. Following the format discussed in class, you will debate an opponent. The debate portion of the assignment is worth 5 points. Debates: You will be required to research one side of a controversial topic. Make sure you do not research the wrong side of the topic. I will assign you and a partner to argue for one side of a topic. I would recommend exchanging email addresses. You will debate as a team against another team from class. You will be evaluated based on your research, delivery, organization, and adherence to the rules described in class. The format for the debates will be described in class and is detailed in the text. Journal: Complete one of the chapter exercises for chapters 1-9 in the text. These exercises are to be typed, stapled together, and turned in to me during the 6th week of school. Quiz 1-3: Multiple choice/true false. Bring a scantron form 882 for each. Final: Comprehensive-you may use your book and notes. Bring a scantron form 882.